Having Unprotected Sex Without Telling Partner of HIV-Positive Status Would No Longer Be a Felony

Attitudes are shifting when it comes to responsibility and accountability.  Democratic law makers are now gunning for a law that will make exposing a person/persons to HIV/AIDS a misdemeanor rather than being a felony. This law would also affect those who receive blood from blood banks, and sperm donors alike.  Sen Scott Wiener (D) San Francisco argument is that…

“When you criminalize HIV or stigmatize people who have HIV, it encourages people not to get tested, to stay in the shadows, not to be open about their status, not to seek treatment”.

It seems like this senator has alterior motives concerning HIV/AIDS.   Charlie Sheen famous actor who recently disclosed his status on being HIV+ recently did an interview saying there are many others in Hollywood that are living with the virus, but he “will not let their secret out.”  Is this someway linked to this recent revalation?  Is this law an attempt to assist Hollywood celebs from future claims?  I’m sorry but I stand with the Republican party who are in opposition to this bill.

Being a direct health care worker and seeing partners not disclose their status to ones they claim they love is vendictive.  It is no way okay or acceptable for someone to intentionally infect another person with HIV/AIDS and not be accountable for their actions, and a misdemeanor is not cutting it for me.  Yes anyone engaging in sexual acts have a responsibiliyt to themselves and should take all measures to ensure that they are safe but what about a married couple?  If your husband or wife intentionally infects you with a death sentence a slap on the wrist is not ok.  Carrying a gun is legal but when ou use the gun to take someones life no difference with HIV/Aids, having it is not a crime, the crime is when you INTENTIONALLY infect another.  PLease comment your thoughts.

Senator Scott Weiner explains why he wants this bill to take effect

Full story by LA Times

 

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